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Creator:
Benjamin Smith, 1775–1833, British
after unknown artist, ( J. Banks )
Title:

The Alto Relievo

Additional Title(s):

A Monument to William Shakespeare, in Front of the Shakespeare Gallery

Date:
1796
Medium:
Stipple on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper, mounted on, moderately thick, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 30 1/4 × 20 7/8 inches (76.8 × 53 cm), Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 22 1/8 × 15 5/16 inches (56.2 × 38.9 cm), and Image: 19 1/4 × 14 3/8 inches (48.9 × 36.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower center: "HE WAS A MAN, TAKE JO, FPR A;; OM A;;. | I SHALL NOT LOOK UPON HIS LIKE AGAIN. | THE ALTO RELIEVO | IN THE FRONT OF THE SHAKSPEARE GALLERY. | PALL - MALL. | Representa SHAKSPEARE seated between the DRAMATICK MUSE and the GENIUS OF PAINTING, | who is pointing HIm out as the proper Subject for her pencil | Published June 4, 1796, by JOHN & JOSIAH BOYDELL, at No.90, Cheapside, & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall"; lettered, lower left: "J.Banks, R.A.fecit."; lettered, lower right: "Benj. Smith Sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11032
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29544
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